Key findings of the total un-duplicated populations served in HMIS participating emergency shelters, transitional housing and safe haven projects between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 include:
A total of 18,527 households were served
1,572 households identified as chronically homeless
50% of adults served, either as individuals or part of a family household, identified having a disabling condition
46% of the total population served was under age 30
40% of households moved on to permanent destinations after discharge
This report provides a snapshot of the characteristics of homeless households served throughout the State. This report can serve as the foundation for a more in depth review of the population and its needs.
Of the 19,635 households served,
71% were individuals in emergency shelter
14% were families in emergency shelters
11% were individuals in transitional housing
4% were families in transitional housing
Less than 1% were individuals in safe havens*
*Only one community in New Jersey has a safe haven program for individuals experiencing homelessness.